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Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation

When you press or defend an appeal, the stakes are high, particularly if your company’s reputation is in the public eye.  

We handle appeals on a vast array of subjects, from complex issues of administrative procedure to major constitutional challenges. And we handle those appeals for industries and entities across the full breadth of our firm’s global platform, including communications, energy, automotive, government contracts, consumer goods, financial institutions, insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies. 

We have argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, all 13 federal courts of appeals, and state appellate courts across the country, as well as before federal district courts ranging from Alaska to Vermont. We appear regularly before, and have deep ties to, the D.C. Circuit, which hears some of the most complex challenges to federal regulatory action, as well as the Federal Circuit, which hears all appeals on issues of patent law. 

Our core group sits in Washington D.C., and we also have appellate lawyers in New York and Philadelphia. All our lawyers have spent at least one year as clerks for an appellate judge, and more than half also have clerked for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, bringing an insider’s insights to appeals practice and procedure. 

As a hands-on team, we work with you to craft briefs and arguments that engage the reader, tell a persuasive story based on the facts and the relevant law, and pose and answer the most difficult questions in each case, concisely and compellingly.

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Representative experience

Our lawyers have argued multiple Supreme Court cases in almost every major area of law, including patents, preemption, class actions, trademarks, Native American law, employment, privacy, and ERISA.

Our lawyers have handled dozens of complex regulatory appeals in the D.C. Circuit and other federal appellate courts for the communications, energy, food, health, and pharmaceutical industries.

Our lawyers have argued significant appeals in federal courts involving issue ranging from False Claims Act liability to class actions, contract interpretation, and patent law.

Our lawyers have briefed and argued appeals in the intermediate and high courts of many states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and in the District of Columbia.

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